Apr 3, 2021 • 56M

Episode 58: We Hope Buying Jesse's Book Provides An Opportunity For Introspection And Growth

Jesse Singal
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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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After Katie opens up about a gruesome injury and Jesse tells a story about a listener's travails at an upscale New York City climbing gym, the hosts discuss Jesse's book, which is out on Tuesday. Specifically, they dig into Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, an anti-PTSD Army program that doesn't work, and the implicit association test, an anti-racism test that... doesn't work. Also, it turns out both hosts are kinda scared of bridges, which feels like something they should dig into at some later date.

Show notes/Links:

THE BOOK:
https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

Jesse's AMA on the subreddit about the book:
https://www.reddit.com/r/BlockedAndReported/comments/mhyflz/ask_me_anything_about_my_book_the_quick_fix_which/ 

Jesse's article on the implicit association test:
https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/psychologys-racism-measuring-tool-isnt-up-to-the-job.html 

Jesse on the contact hypothesis:
https://www.thecut.com/2017/02/the-contact-hypothesis-offers-hope-for-the-world.html 

The Robin DiAngelo episode:
https://barpodcast.fireside.fm/17 

The Robin DiAngelo bonus episode, which is an interview between Katie and a survivor of one of these trainings:
https://barpodcast.fireside.fm/bonus2 

Kelefa Sanneh on This American Life on diversity trainings:
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/648/unteachable-moment